As the biggest online video sharing website, YouTube offers us great convenience by allowing us to watch YouTube videos online. However, in some cases where you don’t have Internet access, you will not be able to enjoy YouTube videos. You might want to download YouTube videos to iPad for offline enjoyment. As great as it may sound, YouTube doesn’t provide viewers with the option to download videos from it. To download YouTube videos to iPad, it requires a third-party program to do the trick. With the right program, you can easily download YouTube videos to iPad on your computer. In this post you could find several ways to download YouTube videos to iPad. Besides YouTube videos, you can download Facebook videos as well.

Part 1: Download YouTube Videos to iPad with Leawo Video Downloader

To download YouTube videos to iPad, we can make use of a third-party computer program to download YouTube videos to computer first, and then transfer downloaded videos to iPad for offline playback. Here we use Leawo Video Downloader, which is claimed to be able to download videos and music from 1000+ Sites with 6X Faster Speed. As an online video downloader, this professional program is capable of downloading videos from a bunch of popular online video sharing websites like YouTube, Vimeo, Hulu, Dailymotion and Facebook, etc. The professional video downloader supports to output 720P, 1080P HD Videos. Leawo Video Downloader is efficient as well as user-friendly. It allows users to set the maximum download tasks, change the home page to whatever website as you like, delete browsing history easily and set directory for the downloaded videos. And to make things easily, it can download MP4 format videos directly from YouTube, which means you don’t need to spend extra time in converting the downloaded video to a format compatible with iPad.

If you are using Mac computer, you can switch to the Mac counterpart of Leawo Video Downloader. Download and install the right version of Leawo Video Downloader on your computer, and follow the guide below to download YouTube videos.

Step 1. Open Leawo Video Downloader
The program is included in a software bundle: Prof. Media. Kick off the bundle, and click the Video Downloader tab to open the downloader.


Step 2: Open Video Link
When you enter the video downloader, the built-in web browser would open automatically by default. You can change it to other websites in the settings. You can directly watch video on YouTube or input/paste a new link in the address bar to open a new link. This YouTube downloader would detect all the downable video sources on the current page and provide you with the option to download them.


Step 3: Download YouTube Videos
The downloadable video sources would be listed on the sidebar on the right. If you can’t find the sidebar, click the button in the middle of the scroll bar on the right to call it out. Click the Download button on the desired video source to download the video.


Step 4: Manage Downloaded Videos
All the downloading tasks would be listed in the Downloading Tab, and when the downloads are finished, check them out in Downloaded Tab. If you want to go back to the video page, just click on the address bar.


After you’ve downloaded the videos you want, you can transfer them to iPad. Normally people would choose to go with iTunes, but as iTunes is a little bit complicated, I would prefer a much easier option Leawo iTransfer, a dedicated program for data transfer between iOS device and PC, offering a much more user-friend UI for users.

Check out below guide for transferring the downloaded YouTube videos to iPad using Leawo iTransfer. FYI, the program cannot work without iTunes.


1. Open iTransfer and connect your iPad to your PC with USB cable. The program would recognize your iPad and scan the contents in it automatically. And then the library of your iPad would be shown on the left sidebar.

2. Click on the “Movies” tag on the sidebar, and your videos would be listed on the right part of the program. Click Add>Add File/Add Folder on the top left of the file list or click File>Add>Add File/Add Folder on the menu bar to add the downloaded YouTube MP4 video to the program.

3. After adding the files to the program, the YouTube MP4 videos would be transferred to your iPad automatically.

Part 2: Download YouTube Videos to iPad with KeepVid

Besides Leawo Video Downloader, you can try a free YouTube Downloader called, which provide totally free online service for you to download YouTube videos. Moreover, this online Youtube video converter allows you to save videos from Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Break, Lynda, Netflix, Hulu, Liveinternet, etc. Check out the detailed steps to download YouTube videos with Keepvid.


Step 1. Find Video for Downloading
Copy the video link which you want to download from your browser address bar.

Step 2. Input Video Link
Paste the video URL into the search box of

Step 3. Start to Download
Click "Download Now" to start downloading YouTube video to MP4 online. After downloading process completes, you can transfer video files to your iPad.

Part 3: Download YouTube Videos to iPad with Jdownloader

Another online video downloading program is Jdownloader, which is a free, open-source download management tool to make downloading as easy and fast as it should be. As an easy-to-use tool, it can save hours of your valuable time when downloading videos online. Check out the detailed steps to download YouTube videos to iPad with Jdownloader.


Step 1. Copy and Paste Video URL
Visit the YouTube video you'd like to download, and with the JDownloader client open, highlight & copy the URL of the YouTube video.

Step 2. Choose Output Format
Click on the “Linkgrabber” tab on JDownloader to view the downloadable formats of this YouTube Video. You can choose “MP4” as the output video format for downloading YouTube videos to iPad.

Step 3. Start to Download
Click “Continue with selected link(s)” to start to download YouTube videos. If prompted, agree to YouTube's terms of service & click “OK”. After downloading process completes, you can open your downloads folder and locate the file, and then transfer the file to your iPad.

Part 4: Download YouTube Videos to iPad with YooDownload

The fourth one is YooDownload, a fast Youtube Video Downloader without java or any 3rd party plugins or extensions. It helps you save your favorite YouTube videos with all the formats available (up to HD). Check out detailed steps below to download YouTube videos to iPad with YooDownload.


Step 1. Copy Video Link
Find the YouTube video you want to download, and copy the video link.

Step 2. Paste Video Link into YooDownload
Go back to YooDownload and paste the video link in the URL box on the homepage.

Step 3. Start to Download
Click “Download” button to start to download YouTube videos, and then you'll see a new page that contains the different video formats of your video. Choose MP4 as the output video format and click Download. The video will start downloading. When downloading completes, you can transfer downloaded files to your iPad.

Part 5: Download YouTube Videos to iPad with Video Download Helper

The fifth one for you to download YouTube videos to iPad is a Firefox add-on called Video Downloader Helper. As an extension for the Firefox web browser and Chrome web browser, Video Downloader Helper allows you to download videos from sites including YouTube that stream videos through HTTP. Claimed as the easy way to download and convert Web videos from hundreds of YouTube-like sites, Video Downloader Helper is able to download YouTube videos to iPad. Check out the detailed steps below.


Step 1. Download and Install Video Downloader Helper
Go to the official Video Download Helper page on the Chrome Web Store and click the Add to Chrome button. After a while, the extension will be successfully added to the Chrome browser.

Step 2. Visit the Video URL
With the extension on, visit the website that contains the video you wish to download. Once at the site you’ll be presented with to options (depending on the website).

Step 3. Start to Download YouTube Videos
When visiting YouTube, you’ll notice that the Download Helper icon appears next to the title of the video you are watching. Click on the icon to expand the menu, and then click on “Download” from the drop-down to download the video you are viewing. After video downloading is completed, you need to transfer downloaded video files to your iPad.

Note: If the Download Helper icon does not appear on the website, simply click on the icon located in the toolbar and click on Download to download the video.